I immediately jumped at the opportunity and set to hunting down a DSLR I could borrow for the evening (I had that morning taken my Nikon out of my handbag), luckily I managed to snag my work's beast of an oldie. I also got the opportunity to invite the lovely Miho to come along too, it was great to finally meet!
The room was already bathed in green as I entered, and as I sat down everyone agree that we felt like we were on the set for Wicked.
The first dish up was Quail wrapped in Vine Leaf, Wilted Her Salad and Freekeh.
It was light and delicious, leaving me wanting more!
Don't the shoes look lovely on the table? I felt slightly like I was in Alice in Wonderland at a Mad Hatter's tea party!
A soup of White Bean and Roasted Garlic Soup with Lardo and Almonds was served in a flurry. I'd never tried almonds in a soup before, but I think it's a trick I need to learn for a homemade recipe!
And next out was my favourite dish of the evening: Turmeric Marinated Bass, Cumin Chickpeas and Saffron Yoghurt. This dish was wonderful - I've never heard of turmeric being used with fish before, but it really was fantastic. The portion, in my opinion, could've been larger, but seeing as this was part of a six course meal, that could be forgiven!
Then came black; this I was looking forward to, having a sneaking suspicion that they'd turn the lights off... And they did. That unfortunately means no photos of the food! However, I can tell you like everything else it was delicious.
And last, and definitely by no means least came dessert and orange. I was full to the brim, but as soon as it was set down in front of me I knew I wouldn't be able to resist it.
I had a wonderful and unforgettable evening - thank you Rainbow Club and Octane PR so much for inviting me!
The Art of Dining is running for a couple more weeks I think, and if you get the chance to go - jump at it! I can honestly say I've never had more of an interesting meal.
Where is the most interesting meal you've had?